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Southern Museum of Flight

4343 N 73rd St, Birmingham, AL 35206-3642
205 833 8226
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Ranked #15 of 46 Attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: The Southern Museum of Flight, located three blocks east of the Birmingham-Shuttl... Airport, is one of the largest civilian flight museums in the... more »
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Atlanta
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We decided to drive by the Southern Museum of Flight even though it was a Sunday and we knew the museum was closed. The airplanes outside made this a worthwhile trip. From a Korean War F84 to a Russian Mig 21 to an SR71 they were all on display for you to see. We look forward to our next trip... More

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globeseeker007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This museum is located close to the airport in a regular neighborhood. There are aircraft located outside and many more located inside. One section is dedicated to civilian aviation whereas the other section is all about military aviation. Inside, you'll find information about great aviators of the 20th century. There are both fixed wing and rotary aircraft. There's a hugh... More

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Kerrville, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

I was in town for an auto race and wanted something to do outside of that. I like aviation, this popped up, so went. It is awesome! They have some truly early planes you don't usually see, but what captured my fancy where the engine displays. They have more engines, cutaway and whole, jet and piston, than any museum I've... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Took my 5 yo grandson. He loved the planes on exhibit and the flight trainers that he could sit in. Too young to understand the 'history' involved in the planes.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Do you enjoy the Air and Space museum in Washington, DC? Then don't miss this museum. It's just as good, with even more to see and learn about. Put this stop on your list.

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Alabama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was very surprised at the quality and quantity of great exhibits which were on display at the museum. It was well kept and was a great learning experience for my kids. - The only reason for me not giving it five was it's out of the way location. I found it hard to find and it wasn't close to... More

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stopped here one afternoon because our son loves planes. There is quite a bit to see, but you probably won't need more than an hour to see it all.

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Bessemer, Alabama
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My grandchildren love this museum. The exhibits are well planned and informational for the adults; but the kids love just looking at the airplanes. They have a hands-on exhibits also for younger children and teens. Be sure and bring a picnic for outside where you can eat at a table under a jet. They really enjoyed that. Just follow the... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a really fun place to take your kids. So many planes for them to touch and explore. They are having so much fun they even know they are learning.

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San Diego, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I visited the Southern Museum of Flight upon the recommendation of a Police Officer at the Birmingham Airport! It was a very good "hot tip!" I was very impressed with this facility. The displays were very well done and the museum staff were friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. Beyond the wonderful history of the Tuskegee Airmen and the work of... More

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